COVID-19 (Coronavirus) - Information for Health Care Providers
The College of Physicians and Surgeons is a regulatory body, with responsibility to regulate the medical profession. The CPSS has ongoing discussions with the Government of Saskatchewan, the Saskatchewan Health Authority, and other organizations which are involved in the delivery of healthcare in Saskatchewan. The CPSS is a stakeholder in such discussions and offers its expertise and perspectives to assist in healthcare delivery, particularly in relation to COVID-19.
The CPSS is also committed to acting as a trusted resource for members of the public and physicians related to COVID-19. The primary source of information from the CPSS is the CPSS website.
For the most up to date information on COVID-19, see the Ministry of Health and Saskatchewan Health Authority websites.
Relevant CPSS Policies
REGULATORY BYLAW 2.18: Emergency Licensure (p. 28)
POLICY: The Practice of Telemedicine
GUIDELINE: Physicians and Health Care Emergencies
CPSS Expectations of Physicians Delivering Virtual Care During a Pandemic
Physicians providing sick notes to patients to not provide services during the COVID-19 pandemic (Apr 3, 2020)
COVID-19 Rapid Reviews (CCFP) (Apr 3, 2020)
Preparing your clinic for COVID-19 infosheet
Health Care Provider information on COVID-19 (SHA/Ministry of Health)
Door Poster for Clinic Entrance
Environmental Cleaning and Disinfectants for Physicians. Offices (BC-CDC/MoH) (March 17, 2020)
CMAJ Resources on COVID-19
CFPC eNews (COVID-19 information and resources for family physicians)
Testing Site Information (from SHA)
Memo: COVID-19 Testing Sites - How to Refer (SHA, March 24, 2020)
Testing, Screening and Medical Directives
COVID – 19 Screening Tool Inpatient Areas (March 24, 2020)
COVID – 19 Screening Tool Outpatient/Same Day Surgery/Direct Admission (March 24, 2020)
Triage Assessment for Isolating COVID-19 (and Other Respiratory Viruses) (March 24, 2020)
COVID-19 Inpatient Placement and Precautions Algorithm (March 24, 2020)
Education & Other Resources
Friday April 3, 2020, 7-8 a.m.: Pandemic Anesthesia Rounds /CMPA Perspective (UofS CME)
Maintenance of Certification during the COVID-19 Pandemic - Changes to Requirements (CPSS)
Physician Health and Wellness
A clinician’s guide: managing COVID-19 stress and anxiety
Help for busy caregivers
Year 1 and 2 medical students at the USask College of Medicine are offering support to healthcare workers and their families with shopping, childcare and other needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Students have posted information and a form online so healthcare professionals can connect with undergraduate medical students prepared to volunteer their time. Students are also continuing their studies online to complete their current year.